I didn't get this error message before, but the first time when I open the exported PDF this message comes up:
"The font * containts bad /Widths'.
I googled for this error message - and found similar problems but not a solution.
Strange thing is that between the last and the pre-last exported PDF nothing really changed, except for some pictures etc. And the error didn't come up before.
Similar posts about this error message, without a solution:
Anybody an idea?
Exactly what font is involved here? What is its format?
Can you give us a screen shot of the same area in ID so we can see waht's been compressed, please?
What patch level are you on for CS4?
The font is:
- Name: FranklinGothic-Book; Type: OpenType TrueType, Status: OK
- Name: FranklinGothic-BookItalic; Type: OpenType TrueType, Status: OK
- Name: FranklinGothic-Demi; Type: OpenType TrueType, Status: OK
- Name: FranklinGothic-Heavy; Type: OpenType TrueType, Status: OK
Below the two screenshots.
I'm not sure where to find the patchlevel, but it is Indesign 6.0 - does that say which patchlevel?
seems to have a similar problem..
... I cannot see if he was able to fix it. (Yet, it must be noted that he has the problem within InDesign, whereas I'm only having trouble in the exported PDF file)
I see a row of some sort of little blue dots under one of the lines, almost like a dotted underline, in the upper screen cap, but can't make out what the hidden character might be. Can you tell what it is?
Here are four things I would try:
Select the text and change the language to No Language.
Select the text and change the font, then change it back (the error message above implies, at least to me, that there is some sort of composite font issue here).
Cut the text, Paste Without Formatting into a new frame, cut from there, and paste back into the original location. Reapply the formatting if necessary.
Check for multiple copies of the font, then remove all but one, and if necessary remove and reinstall it.
Thanks for replying, Peter.
The dotted blue lines are a not-used text frame on the Master-page.
There is no relation between the dotted lines and the 'mixed-up' text, since it seems to appear quite random.
Something really strange -
I just exported only these two pages from the whole book...
No problem at all... all is fine.
That's weird.So exactly the same pages, but no fuzzy text parts.
So also the size of the document is playing a role here -
...which is odd to me, since ID should be design to handle large files.
The four option you mention, I might try the 'No language' tool - yet, that might create another hyphenation-problem (somewhere in the process I needed to set the language right, to have the right hyphenation system).
The other options are in my case not really an option, since it is such a large document - that would imply I need many many Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V, and open everything again - whereas it seems to me it is not solving the source problem.
Maybe the only option is to export them one-by-one as PDF, and then combine then together with Acrobat...
... seems a bit like a '90's solution to me, instead of CS4
"The other options are in my case not really an option, since it is such a large document - that would imply I need many many Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V, and open everything again - whereas it seems to me it is not solving the source problem."
Peter is not saying do this to the whole document, its just something to try on the mixed up text on one or two pages to see if it helps.
One other thing that could be worth trying would be to reinstall the fonts used from a backup you have of them.
Two other things come to mind, now, too. First, realtively painless and probably not helpful if youexport to .idml, but more likely to work, in my experience, with .inx is Remove minor corruption by exporting
The secont thing to try woud be to export the text to ID tagged text or RTF and re-import.
Thanks for all the help.
The export option to .inx/.idml seems helpful!
Thanks a lot.
Honestly - since the deadline was of course last week, I chose to do the basic option: export the book (.indb) in parts and combining them afterwards with Acrobat. Strangely enough this works too.
Next time I know what to do, when I encounter such a problem again.
we had the same problem
exporting CS5 file into PDF seems to work fine but while opening the PDF file :
a) got a message telling the /Widths are corrupted for some fonts
b) when zooming on typos, we can see the approach/kerning is way not perfect between letters
c) on some text lines the letters are completly messed up ( see example below ) :S O L U T I O Na) open the CS5 indesign fileb) export as PDF : this PDF will be wrongc) keep the CS5 indesign file open, don't close itd) export again as PDF ( different or same name ) this 2nd PDF file will be OKSO THE SECOND EXPORTED PDF IN A ROW IS OKNOTE :exporting as .inx or .idml just give an illusionyou may get an OK PDF in some circonstancesbut if you close the indesign file, open it and export it : the first PDF is WRONGhoping this will help youplease confirm or infirm this "solution"our configuration- Mac OSX ( 10.5.8 )- InDesign CS5 last patched ( NOT 5.5 )- most of fonts are OpenType ( .otf )- the problem occurs on some particular files- i know that these files were exported once through "book" functionnality ( could this explain ? )Good Luck